Radu Carnariu: “Boogie-Man Generation”

Radu Carnariu‘s pencil drawings combine both characters of Ceausescu couple with powerfull conspiratorial symbols. The ex Romanian dictator is being mocked and he becomes by turns a socialist Golden Stag with “fuck you” horns (or maybe he’s just a wall trophy!), and a kid who’s reciting poems from the top of the big USSR boot, like a nice kid he is. Helen is only this soviet-made-of-nails-hammer-riding witch. Each of Carnariu’s work is meaningful as hell. The only thing you’d have to do is picking every hidden significance and putém all together, like pieces in a jigsaw.

The new Romanian artist’s project contains 8 drawings so far, and the title, prankish in its way, couldn’t have expressed better the disrespect towards the past régime: “Boogie-Man Generation”.

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Radu Carnariu, Visual Arts teacher at “Octav Bancila” Art High-School from Iasi, is a well-know Romanian artist, with multiple exhibitons over the country and abroad. His surreal works approach mythological themes, fantasy characters and distopian worlds, vestured in unexpected colors and contrasts.

More of his works on Behance and Facebook.

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Romanian self-taught writer, based in Cyprus, interested in contemporary art, unconventional culture and gonzo journalism. Writing for almost a decade, he is agnostic, supports a censorship-free society and reads way less than he wants.

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